Audio Production Instructor | BAVC

Audio Production Instructor

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94110

Audio Production
Part-Time
Local (Bay Area)
Deadline: 
September 22

Youth programs at BAVC mainly serve low–income students who are underrepresented and misrepresented in the media and tech fields, and in college programs for such. Youth media production programs include advanced and intensive classes to create professional-quality media projects such as short-films, documentaries, music videos, public service announcements, audio engineering, game design, graphic design, coding, etc., as well as portfolio materials including a resume, online portfolio and Linkedin profile.

JOB SUMMARY
BUMP Instructor (Audio)
Develop curriculum and provide instruction for youth audio production programs. Mentor young audio engineers and manage production and distribution of student projects. Understand the power of youth-produced stories and media for social change and education, and empower youth while pushing them creatively, balancing production-driven learning with their broader development.

Responsibilities 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The BUMP (Audio) Instructor will:

-Develop curriculum and provide instruction to students ages 14-17 with emphasis in the following skills: media literacy, podcasting, professional audio recording, audio engineering, beat making, mixing and beyond.
-Provide guidance and support to students as they create projects and grow as artists
-Provide students necessary training to produce a portfolio of work including interactive media (i.e. a song or podcast of their own)
-Coordinate professional development opportunities (ex: guest speakers and a field trip)
-Update student record database tracking attendance and participation in activities including updating weekly reports and informing Youth Programs Coordinator if a student does not show up for class
-Prepare students to present final projects at public, culminating event
-Communicate efficiently with community based organizations in order to ensure that client projects are completed in a timely manner
-Support BAVC staff on program implementation
-Travel with students to relevant field trips to industry companies
-Maintain BAVC’s standard of instruction while working to meet challenging deadlines in a positive work environment
-Create and maintain a safe and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds to learn, grow, and express themselves creatively.
-Complete in-service and professional development/growth activities in accordance with the requirements of the faculty development plan including attending at least 3 teaching team meetings minimum per semester.
-Perform other job-related duties as required
 

Qualifications 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

-BA degree or equivalent experience
-Proficiency in the audio production and engineering applications
-Experience in the music industry (musician, DJ, etc.)
-Experience and proficiency with Fruity Loops, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, podcasting, audio recording equipment, etc.
-Experience in curriculum development specifically for youth and education
-Experience and success teaching youth media arts skills
-Experience working high school aged underserved youth and in youth development
-Enthusiasm for arts and technology education and its potential for positive impact on the lives of young people
-Comfortable adapting to  new digital workflow tools such as Google Suite and Airtable
-Reliable, accountable, and highly organized
-Great organizational skills and time management skills
-Experience working with diverse communities, able to fit into and continue to create a supportive, democratic organizational culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy and vision).
-Solid leadership, group facilitation, and written/oral communication
-Demonstrated commitment to the BAVC mission
-Second language fluency a plus.

HOURS: 12-15 hours/week for approximately 15 weeks per semester in the fall and spring. Class hours are Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-6:30PM. Additional meetings and course preparations will complement class time work. Seeking a commitment for a minimum of the fall 2019 semester.

Compensation: DOE

HOW TO APPLY
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To be considered, please submit the following to youthprograms@bavc.org:
-A brief cover letter
-A current CV or resume that includes your education, teaching experience, publications, and experience as related to the course
-A link to your digital portfolio
-Samples of previous lesson plans, if available

SPECIAL ADA REQUIREMENTS
Bay Area Video Coalition is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regards to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.
For the purposes of ADA, the “Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential job functions.
Significant work is performed in a typical interior community meeting space or classroom work environment, with typical noise and other disruption.
Both standing and sitting are required for long periods of time. High use of computers and related equipment is required.
Various types of equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to, video and editing equipment, instruction supplies, computers/labs, classroom materials, telephones and other common communication devices.